The last time we saw Peter Parker in Amazing Spider-Man # 2, he was getting captured in a cunning trap by his enemy Tombstone, who recently came out of retirement from violence to wage war not just on Spider-Man but on many of his fellow gangsters and villains in New York City.
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Now, in a preview of Amazing Spider-Man # 3 (opens in new tab) from Zeb Wells, John Romita Jr., Scott Hanna, and Marcio Menyz, we’re getting a brutal glimpse of what comes next for the wall-crawler as he finds himself in Tombstone’s web – and things aren’t looking good.
After catching Spidey in a compactor truck, Tombstone has taken him to a remote hideout in an abandoned subway station for a little bit of old-fashioned violence, as Tombstone beats Spider-Man mercilessly in the name of “teaching a lesson.”
What’s the lesson? Well, maybe you can pick up on it a little easier than poor Peter Parker from the preview pages – but frankly, Tombstone does not seem to have a larger point other than tormenting his enemy.
Here’s the preview:
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Tombstone has been at war with some of his fellow gangsters since the new volume of Amazing Spider-Man started, with his most recent encounter with the Crime Master resulting in Spidey’s capture.
But that’s not all Spider-Man is up against as his title moves toward Amazing Spider-Man # 900 (also # 6), which will mark the milestone issue with the introduction of a new villain in the form of the Superior Adaptoid, an android with all the powers of Spidey’s classic arch-villains the Sinister Six.
Amazing Spider-Man # 3 goes on sale June 8.
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